Used in: Almond Goat Milk, Sugar Plum, Almond & Oatmeal Shaving Bar
The almond belongs to the same group of plants as the rose, plum, cherry and peach. The almond tree is a native of the warmer parts of wetern Asia and of North Africa but has been extensively distrubuted and cultivated in all countries bordering on the Mediterranean. We use almond oil for external use which is valuable for softening the skin.
Used in: Baby Balm, Baby Soap
The aloe is a succulent plant native to East and South Africa. It is now cultivated in countries bordering the Mediterranean. The Arabic name saber means patience, as the plant requires very little water. Aloe reduces pain and inflamation and stimulates skin growth and repair. It is also an excellent moisurizer.
Used in: Candy Cane, Cedar, Rosemary
Canada Balsam comes from the Eastern United States and Canada. This plant grows near wet woods, swamps and rivers. Because of it’s optical quality, Canadian balsam was used as a glue for optics, as well as for mounting in microsope slides. As an essential oil is is good for antiseptic, antidepressent, stimulant, and anti-inflammatory.
Used in: Milk & Mint
Barley grass refers to the youngs shoots that pop up on the barley plant. It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), bitamin B6 (folate), vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin a. Barley Grass is rich in antioxidants which makes it excellent at eliminating toxins.
Used in: Lip Balms
Beeswax is one of the oldest crops used by humans. It is used for candlemaking, pharmaceuticals, wood polish and food preservation. It is also know for its wonderful moisturizing qualities.
Used in: Seagrass
Originating from Southern India, the dried ripe seeds of the cardamom are what is used. The seeds are warming and help with indigestion. It is a member of the ginger family and has many of the same properties. Antiseptic, aphrodisiac, digestive and used as a stimulant.
Used in: Apple Crisp
Originally from Sri Lanka (Ceylon), the Dutch were the main traders of it. Cinnamon is now largely cultivated. Cinnamom bark is the dried inner bark of the shoots. It is an excellent stimulant, astrigent, and antiseptic and encourages circulation.
Used in: Sugar Plum, Hand Therapy, Foot Therapy, Rescue Me
Cocoa butter is an edible vegetable fat extracted from the cocoa bean. It is used to make chocolate as well as used in personal care. Cocoa butter is a solid at room temperature and melts at body temperature which makes it ideal for lotions and creams. It has marvelous theraputic properties.
Used in: Sugar Plum
Coconut flakes provide an aesthetic exfoliant to our Sugar Plum soap. Sugar plums were not plums but confections shaped like plums and then rolled in coconut.
Used in: Hogwash
A readily available natural scrub that is biodegradable. It is ouralternative to pumice.
Used in: Calendula and Dandelion
Dandelions are considered a nusance weed, but the entire plant is highly nutritive and healthful. Botht the leaf and the root can detoxify your system and cleanse impurities from you liver. High in vitamins, mineral and antioxidants.
Used in: Storm
Eucalyptus is native to Australia but now grows in North and South Africa, India and Southern Europe. There are more than 700 different species of Eucalyptus. Eucalyptus is used as an antiseptic to treat body pains, fever, sinus congestions and colds. antiseptic, antiviral, decongestant, deodorant. Used in treating arthritis, muscle pain, asthma, coughs, colds, fevers, the flu and headaches.
Used in: Frankincense, Winter’s Eve, Harmony, Rescue Me, No-Bite-Me, Heavy Duty Hand Therapy, Heavy Duty Foot Therapy
Frankincense is a resin that comes from a number of varieties of the Boswelia tree. Highly valued for centuries, often worth more than gold, It is used in the preservation of food, incense, folk medicines and cosmectics Frankincense is especially good for dry and mature skins, scars, wounds & wrinkles. It is anti-inflamatory, antiseptic, astringent and calming.There is much research ongoing for is medicinal properties.It is highly antiinflamator, calming and antisceptic.